health

Overpaid tax refund

August 24, 2015

Dear Customer, After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have discovered that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of GBP 291.37.

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A randomized controlled trial of custom foot orthoses for the treatment of plantar heel pain

August 18, 2015

Up to 10 percent of people will experience heel pain. The purpose of this prospective, double-blind, randomized clinical trial was to compare custom foot orthoses, prefabricated foot orthoses, and sham insole treatment for plantar fasciitis

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Type 1 diabetes linked to increased fractures

August 18, 2015

A population-based cohort study published using data from The Health Improvement Network was evaluated comparing records from 303,394 type 1 diabetes patients aged 0-89 years old with 303,872 random controls without type 1 diabetes. A growing amount of recent evidence has suggested type 1 diabetes may lead to impaired bone health and a fragile skeleton—something that increases a patient’s risk of fractures. While the exact mechanism behind this impaired bone health is unknown, this study sought to show evidence of an increased risk of fracture in type 1 diabetes patients.

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Managing Neuropathy And Pain In Wound Care Patients

August 18, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 9 – September 2015 Author(s):  Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS Given the challenges of addressing neuropathy in patients with wounds, these expert panelists discuss diagnostic keys and share insights on treatments including medications, non-pharmaceutical treatments and adjunctive options.

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Determinants of footwear difficulties in people with plantar heel pain

August 18, 2015

Background: Plantar heel pain is a common foot disorder aggravated by weight-bearing activity. Despite considerable focus on therapeutic interventions such as orthoses, there has been limited investigation of footwear-related issues in people with plantar heel pain. The aim of this study was to investigate whether people with plantar heel pain experience footwear-related difficulties compared to asymptomatic individuals, as well as identifying factors associated with footwear comfort, fit and choice

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Prevalence and microbiological characteristics of clinically infected foot-ulcers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a retrospective exploratory…

August 16, 2015

Background: The prevalence of foot ulcers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been reported at almost 10 %. These foot ulcers often occur at multiple sites and are reoccurring, with the potential risk of infection increased due to RA diagnosis and disease modifying medications.

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Trends in healthcare expenditure in US adults with diabetes: 2002-2011

August 11, 2015

Direct medical cost of diabetes in the U.S. has been estimated to be 2.3 times higher relative to individuals without diabetes

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The best running shoes for your feet, according to science

August 11, 2015

With all the brands, styles and options out there, choosing the right running shoe for your foot feels like an oddly difficult task — and it’s one we’re definitely overcomplicating, according to a new paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine .

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Pathogenesis and Management of Buerger’s Disease

August 11, 2015

Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans causes pain, ulceration, or gangrene in the lower or upper extremity. It is associated with chronic cigarette smoking and is believed to be an immune mediated vasculitis

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Complete Feet: Pedorthist’s new venture emphasizes the customer experience

August 7, 2015

By Catherine M. Koetters | Photos by Michael Moore Michael Duvdevani, CPed, thinks of his newest store, Complete Feet, as a carefully thought-out step in the right direction

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